The IRS: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Nobody likes the IRS. But recent budget and staff cuts have made it increasingly difficult for the department to do its very important job. Don’t take our word for it. Ask Michael Bolton.

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Maxwell Robert says:

Those boos and moans when the IRS is mentioned aren't to be taken literally — although no one wants to bother with tax returns. Rather, the people who boo and moan together are enacting a cultural ritual: "We're all in this together; isn't it great to have company?" Anthropologists call it a "joking relationship." It's a little like booing and moaning about mothers-in-law.

PS Wright says:

Only John Oliver and Michael Bolton could sing this and make it sound cool. Even Weird Al would struggle with this comparing the IRS to an anus as a compliment.

Josh O says:

I recently worked a tax season at the IRS opening letters. The people there are super friendly and high energy, especially for that type of job.

Letters are opened and then scanned and then destroyed. So if you send in dirty mail in anger, you're only inconveniencing regular people who can't find a better job.

dan quazar says:

courtesy disconnect.. wow come on lol. and they audience applauded warren hatch ejaculating ahahahah

dan quazar says:

Michael Bolton!!! you beast!!

Christian Lie says:

Bare harm lead split artistic long-term broad weird hug.

guthax30 says:

LET'S BURN THE MONEY WITCH!!!!

Lukas Bienz says:

While watching this show, I've got really really happy about not to live in the US but living in Switzerland instead. You guys do really have one of the most horrifying systems in the world. Crazy! But in the same time, I wish we had such an amazing show like last week tonight. So awesome!!!

Chris Dryer says:

Someone told me – "Taxation of your wages is theft. Income Taxes cover 0% of the gov operational budget. There is NO law allowing the IRS to tax wages from YOUR labor. You trade labor for a SET agreed upon amount. IRS tax is ONLY for PROFITS. When YOU trade your labor or service or skill for a certain dollar amount you have EARNED no PROFIT."

Is any of this true?

TheCstar07 says:

I honestly hope you guys just only interview boring IRS people, in my country they range from normal to hot and everything in between and love their jobs and they show it

Kaarel Kaljura says:

In my country I did my tax returns equivalent in 2 minutes while in the line at a grocery store without any prior work. Almost everything works automatically in regards to taxes

Marcin Widz says:

Anus is the favourite part of some people tho

Alexa says:

Quick note about the IRS using old tape drive technology. Tape drives have been improved substantially since the 50s, and hold magnitudes more data than HDD/SSD storage. They are in old invention, but not inferior. Their main purpose is to hold giant archives of data that do not need to be read often. They are a pain to read lots of data from, which is their main drawback, but for archiving you can not do better than current tape drives.

A.hunty says:

They use tapes because they have a better cost to capacity ration than other forms of storage

totally not jeff says:

so what your saying is that it's not the irs to balm. it's the government!

Will Mengarini says:

The IRS is the /mouth/ of the predator state (q.v), not the anus. The legislature is the anus; that's why what comes out is shaped like sausage and filled with pork.

AnalKarl der vierte says:

About the tape thingy: They are still being used today because they are the most reliable wax to store huge amount of data for very long time. Just because a system is old does not mean that it is bad. So fucking what?

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